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post #151 of 226
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Did a second coat of black on the walls with the HPLV sprayer. It is a very nice product! I need to do a third coat in the cross directly to remove the darker areas from overlaps. Still, I did a coating on the entire room in less than 2 hours.

Time to start picking out carpet! YIKES!
post #152 of 226
Looks great cybrsage!

I don't know if you've already mentioned this but which paint sprayer are you using? I'm currently on the hunt.
post #153 of 226
Your nipples are at the house, pick them up while you all are there on Thursday.
post #154 of 226
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Your nipples are at the house, pick them up while you all are there on Thursday.

Thanks! You gonna give me some pipe while I am there too? 6 inches worth, right?
post #155 of 226
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Looks great cybrsage!

I don't know if you've already mentioned this but which paint sprayer are you using? I'm currently on the hunt.


It is the Graco 2900 Spray Station. I bought it refurbished from here:

http://www.gleempaint.com/noname.html

I am going to buy a gallon backpack container for when I paint the rest of the basement when it is done...the quart container is just too small for such a job - and my arm gets tires holding the weight of the paint out at arm's length.
post #156 of 226
That looks like a nice sprayer. Great price too.

If you don't mind I've got a few questions about it.

Can you use any paint with it? Does it need to be thinned? What about primer?

Does it provide even coverage over large areas like walls? Can you see the lines where the passes overlap?

Does it spray over a large area so that you can get the job done in a few passes or do you have to go back and forth lots of times to get through a wall?

Can you get into tight spaces fairly easily? Like when the ceiling meets the wall and they are different colors. Can you get into the corner with one color without it spraying all over the other surface.

Sorry about all of the questions. I'm really new to sprayers. Thanks!
post #157 of 226
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I will answer inline:

Can you use any paint with it? Does it need to be thinned? What about primer? You have to thin it. A cup comes with it and you think the paint until it flows through fast enough. This is to allow the paint to atomize cleanly. Latex based paints are thinned with water, so it is easy to do.

Does it provide even coverage over large areas like walls? Can you see the lines where the passes overlap? Yes, you can see it if you only do one coat. The spayer comes with an instructional video to help you learn how to use it. It says to do one pass side to side and the other back and forth, so remove any such lines. Once you get enough passes done, you cannot see the overlap lines.

Does it spray over a large area so that you can get the job done in a few passes or do you have to go back and forth lots of times to get through a wall? It is about 8 inches wide, I think. It will take a lot of passes. It is around the size of a roller, just a tad smaller.

Can you get into tight spaces fairly easily? Like when the ceiling meets the wall and they are different colors. Can you get into the corner with one color without it spraying all over the other surface. It oversprays by about a foot, but that could be due to me overthinning the paint a little bit. You can reduce the amount of paint that comes out, thereby reducing the overspray. I am not sure it is a good fit for the edges unless you tape off a good bit of the wall. Thin plastic is very cheap, so you can tape it up to the corner and protect the entire wall.


EDIT: I took some pictures to show the overspray. Take note that I was not trying to be careful, since I did not care about overspray. In the last pic, I took the sprayer the entire way down to the bottom of the front wall. I put my hand in the picture to give an idea of size.



post #158 of 226
Looking great! Can't wait to see your finished results!

I haven't used this specific sprayer, but here's a tip I learned from my GC when we sprayed my walls. One of us sprayed, and the other followed behind with a roller that was already damp with paint. Never had to re-load the roller once we got started. One coat covered and couldn't see any spray lines. Of course, that was a lighter neutral color, not black, so YMMV.
post #159 of 226
Wow! Thank you so much for the detailed response.

I think I will pick one up as it seems to be a really good deal and work well.

Thanks again!
post #160 of 226
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Wow! Thank you so much for the detailed response.

I think I will pick one up as it seems to be a really good deal and work well.

Thanks again!

It has its limitations, but since it took me an entire day to hand roll the first coat and less than two hours for the second coat (using the sprayer), I am happy.

I have to do another coat, but that is not a problem...other than needing to buy more paint.
post #161 of 226
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It has its limitations, but since it took me an entire day to hand roll the first coat and less than two hours for the second coat (using the sprayer), I am happy.

I have to do another coat, but that is not a problem...other than needing to buy more paint.

Well I guess nothing is perfect

I think that it will be especially useful for all of the trim and the fence that I have to paint this spring. It should make it easier to cover those shaped profiles and get in all of the cracks of the fence.
post #162 of 226
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The painting is done, the tape and plastic is all removed. The vent covers are on and some of the speakers are up. I have remounted the projector and used a shorter pipe (which is apparently called a nipple since it has threads on both sides...learn something new each day!).

There are no worries about not actually finishing the theater...the AVR I need for the theater is currently in use in my living room and has to stay there to power my existing surround sound system. No AVR, so sound, so the build will continue.
post #163 of 226
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car3forme (my friend who is helping me build) talked me into painting the outlet and switch covers in Steelers Gold, and he was right! They look great that way! Here is a picture:



Taking pictures of a black wall is hard! Cameras hate black walls...

I noticed I missed one cover plate...so I have to do a little more spraying yet.
post #164 of 226
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OK, more pictures. I have all the speakers mounted on the walls. Well, they are wall mounted, but they have rubber "feet" that touch the walls, so vibrations are not an issue. All of them are Axioms (my front center, left and right are Paradigms). I have the two front heights (M0s), four side surrounds due to the size of the room - the two on each side are wired as if they are one speaker (M3s for the front set and M2s for the rear set), and two side surrounds (M2s).

I finished painting all the outlet and light covers. The covers for the step LEDs cause the light to appear gold! I do not need to put any kind of film or such inside the cover - it does it all by itself. Pretty cool!

I have some temporary floor carpet tiles down. They were being thrown away at work, so I snagged them. I will be ordering my carpet on Monday probably, and tomorrow I am going to order my door. Solid core oak.

Chairs are already on order. After carpet and door are installed, trim work gets purchased, painted Steelers Gold, and installed. Black out blind and courtains for the window are needed as well. Then I move the remaining portion of the current theater setup to the room and I am done! Oh, then I need to add the Steelers stuff like pictures, etc. I will be making custom first reflection point absorbers too.

Then we are going to finish the rest of my basement and install the bathroom, etc.





The projector does not look straight in the video...it is just an optical illusion. It is perfectly level.
post #165 of 226
That is a ton of black and it looks really cool. I am impressed you were able to get that good of pictures with all the black.
post #166 of 226
Theater is looking good so far! Did you mean the m60s?
post #167 of 226
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M0, M2, and M3. At one time, Axiom called them W0, W2. and W3.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/wallspeakers.html
post #168 of 226
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Ordered my carpetting today. I am going to go black on the stage and riser, with this put in the center of the room between the stage and the front of the seats:



The rest of the floor around it and under the chairs will be Steelers Blue, which is a very deep, rich, blue. It will look good against the floor moulding, which will be painted in Steelers Gold. Carpet will be installed in about two or so weeks. Hopefully, my door will be in before then, else I will have to delay them.
post #169 of 226
That rug is a thing of beauty! I'm going black and gold also. Love to see how this turns out!
post #170 of 226
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They are going to connect that rug with the rest of the carpet. We were careful to get a similiar height and weave for the rest of the carpet so it appears seamless. The guys at Essis and Sons really worked hard with me to get colors that matched and worked well together. I am quite pleased with them. I am not pleased with the pricetag the NFL puts onto rugs, though! YIKES! Still, it is worth it.
post #171 of 226
Can't wait to see what the carpet looks like when complete. Should be a slick finished product.
post #172 of 226
Loving this build, eventually I'd like to put together a penguins theater or maybe both the pens and the steelers...
post #173 of 226
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Finished painting the door:



LOVE how it turned out! Great idea from my idea man, Chris!

The door gets installed tomorrow and the carpet installed on Wednesday. Now I just have to check on the status of the chairs from RTheaters.

After the carpet is installed we need to do the trim work, then it is finished!
post #174 of 226
Looks great! I now know who to call when I move up the Harrisburg area to help with my theater when I build it We have a home out there, just waiting for the kids to finish school, cannot wait to get out of here. Enjoy
post #175 of 226
LOVE the door! My head is swimming with black and gold design options for my room...
post #176 of 226
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Looks great! I now know who to call when I move up the Harrisburg area to help with my theater when I build it We have a home out there, just waiting for the kids to finish school, cannot wait to get out of here. Enjoy

You did mean Chris, right???? (post three)
post #177 of 226
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Carpet is being installed right now. As I type this, fusing is happening. Pics later tonight!
post #178 of 226
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You did mean Chris, right???? (post three)

LOL! He definately meant Chris and not me!
post #179 of 226
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Carpet is in! I do not have the trim work in yet, nor the covers on the outlets. It took them 9 hours to get this done.




We went with Steelers' Blue for the floor to give break up all the black. The large blue area at the back of the theater will be mostly covered by black chairs - specifically Jives (from www.rtheaters.com) - setup in a two loveseat configuration. I had padding put on the main floor and the riser, but not the stage. The difference is striking when you step on the two different areas!

The huge Steelers Logo makes the screen look small...
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